WordPress

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About WordPress

WordPress is a website and blog creation and publishing platform with tools for aesthetic designing, visitor tracking, content storage and upload, and more. With WordPress users can get a blog or website, or both, started in very little time, using only an email address. Users get their own WordPress.com address (like you.wordpress.com), 3 gigabytes of free file storage, and a selection of pre-made, free, and customizable designs for the blog, and many other features.

When setting up a WordPress website, users can add a custom domain and manage design, layout, and content from within the platform. Written content can be easily added and work is automatically saved every few seconds to avoid loss of content. The drag and drop editor facilitates the addition of images or videos into posts and pages, and users can create photo galleries, embed audio, and stream video from their website. With WordPress, users can blog as much as they want for free, and blogs and websites can be public to the world or private for just friends.

Additional features of WordPress include built-in social sharing to spread the word of new posts or content, in-depth statistics and visual analytics to gain insight into website visitors and demographics, and search engine optimization (SEO) tools to help new visitors find the website.


Key benefits of WordPress

  • Integrated stats system: Gain insight into website visitors such as where they're from, when they visited, and what they viewed.

  • Built-in themes and templates: Choose from hundreds of customizable themes and adapt them to suit business needs.

  • Drag and drop editor: Add images and other content to pages, directly from the desktop or stored within WordPress, using the drag and drop editor.

  • Social sharing: Allow posts and content to be shared on social media, and add sharing buttons to the website in order to spread the word.

  • Custom domain: Benefit from a custom domain name either with or without the WordPress branding depending on subscription type.

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    4.6 /5
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    Value for Money
    4.6/5
    Features
    4.5/5
    Ease of Use
    4.2/5
    Customer Support
    4.1/5

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    Justin
    Justin
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    There is a reason it is the most commonly used

    Reviewed on 2019/11/13

    I've been on teams that have built and managed sites doing tens of millions of visits a month on...

    I've been on teams that have built and managed sites doing tens of millions of visits a month on heavily customized instances of WordPress, all the way down to personal pet projects that get single digit visits a month. It's the only CMS I consistently recommend.

    Pros

    The ecosystem built around WordPress is second to none. Every front end developer is familiar with WordPress. There are multiple plugin options for just about anything you could ever want to do. Most importantly, it's open source and therefore free. Some people are deterred by open source, but WordPress powers a third of the Internet, it isn't going anywhere.

    Cons

    It can be a bit of a pain in the butt to do certain things. For example, if you want to use it as a CMS for a larger site and not just a blog, the out of the box configuration needs customization.

    Also, they recently switched to a fundamentally new way of doing things "Gutenberg" and it is not without its warts. Over time this will improve.

    Alternatives Considered

    Drupal

    Reasons for Choosing WordPress

    Hubspot's proprietary CMS was too expensive to maintain and we didn't get anything out of it.

    Reasons for Switching to WordPress

    The community around WordPress was better.
    Pedro
    Pedro
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    WordPress is the way to go

    Reviewed on 2024/01/30

    Pros

    I've been growing with this platform as a developer and entrepreneur. It has been an amazing journey so far because it has shifted from a "blog platform" to a "do whatever you want with it" platform. In my company we've already worked with SO many different project - and some really big. The flexibility of WordPress is amazing and if we know how to work with it, this can be very powerful! I'm obviously referring to the open-source solution, not the wordpress.com version.

    Cons

    The well known cons are related to the way WP saves information into database and how it works with it. That's basically the biggest problem with it. But that's also something that when we know what we are doing, we can actually play with our own tables or even our separate database, Everything is possible!

    Rachael
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Increasing Costs and Website Sub-products

    Reviewed on 2020/02/11

    I have built many WordPress websites for clients, as well as helped other clients update or upgrade...

    I have built many WordPress websites for clients, as well as helped other clients update or upgrade their sites and/or add new content and features.

    Pros

    Since it is rather ubiquitous, hosting platforms have created ways to work with WordPress sites more efficiently. Also, WordPress offers a vast array of options for layout, design, features and functionality due to its open source format.

    Cons

    WordPress made a significant leap in software offerings and hardware demands, beginning in 2018, but advancing in 2019 that have led to many websites breaking, being quite out-of-date and unstable, and/or incompatibility issues between hosting platforms, PHP versions, WordPress core, theme, and plugins. Altogether, the WordPress platform has become too complex and too costly for the small business owner, even though that is a target demographic it was created to serve. Nowadays, hosting plans are increasing in cost, backup plans are required, security plans are becoming more necessary, and email plans of course are increasing in cost as well, not to mention increasing costs of feature-rich, but now expected, themes and plugins. The complexity of managing so many aspects of a site that need to be kept up-to-date (and updated or even upgraded often), along with the rising costs and tools needed to support a WordPress website are, together, making WordPress a less effective solution for small businesses. If this continues, I see that 10 years from now something else will have replaced it. I am, of course, hoping that WordPress can figure out how to solve these challenges and simplify the web maintenance incompatibility issues.

    Traci
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    • Industry: Online Media
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Learning curve but worth it

    Reviewed on 2024/04/01

    Wordpress is not just plug and play but there are a lot of Youtube videos out there to help you get...

    Wordpress is not just plug and play but there are a lot of Youtube videos out there to help you get started. You do need to be somewhat tech-savvy, but not an expert. I love all the different plugins that are available to use.

    Pros

    It is very customizable with lots of plugins to use.

    Cons

    The learning curve is very steep. It is hard to know where to start and what you need to do.

    Ngala Emmanuel
    Ngala Emmanuel
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    • Industry: Graphic Design
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    It's free, easy-to-use and ideal for building great websites

    Reviewed on 2023/09/03

    WordPress helps me to design websites for my customers on Fiverr and in my location easily. It's a...

    WordPress helps me to design websites for my customers on Fiverr and in my location easily. It's a time-saver.

    Pros

    WordPress as per my experience offers the best website content management solutions for individuals and large businesses to set up professional websites even with no skills in PHP, CSS, or Javascript. It's easy to use and very flexible too. It's fully translated into more than 60 international languages among which English and French are my primary languages. With its multi-language support, I can easily work on websites for clients in English & French-speaking zones.WordPress strives to provide quality and a great speed performance experience to users which makes it a reliable platform for large websites like eCommerce stores.WordPress also offers a comprehensive repository of great plugins and themes that are one-click ready to install and customize. It's not perfect but, I prefer it over a few others.

    Cons

    There is not enough support for users (other than answers from the WP forum itself).

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    WordPress FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for WordPress.

    WordPress offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: €4.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Wordpress offers a free plan (3GB storage), as well as paid plans: Personal plan: €4/month (billed yearly) with 6GB of storage and a custom domain name. Premium plan: €8/month (billed yearly) with 13GB of storage, a custom domain name, and monetization options. Business plan: €25/month (billed yearly) with unlimited storage space, a custom domain name, and a range of additional features including plugins, Wordpress branding removal, and more.

    WordPress has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    WordPress supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian

    WordPress supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    WordPress integrates with the following applications:

    40Nuggets, AB Tasty, AWeber, Acquire, ActiveCampaign, ActiveDEMAND, ActiveTrail, Acunetix, AfterShip, Agile CRM, Airtable, AllProWebTools, Amilia, Answerbase, Appointy, Apptivo, Arlo for Training Providers, Astronomer DataRouter, Beeketing, Benchmark Email, BenchmarkONE, Bitrix24, BookingBug, Braintree, Brandfolder, Brevo, BrightInfo, Broadly, Buffer, Bullseye Store Locator, CM Commerce, CakeMail, CallPage, CallRail, Callmaker, Campaign Monitor by Marigold, Canva, Carts Guru, Chatfuel, ClickFunnels, Clkim, Cloudflare, CoSchedule Marketing Suite, Commerce Sciences, Constant Contact, Contentful, Conversational Cloud, ConvertKit, DailyStory, Delivra, Device Magic, DirectIQ Email Marketing, Donorbox, Drift, Drip, Dropbox Business, Dzinga, Ecwid, Eventbrite, Evernote Teams, ExpressPigeon, Feedly, Feefo, Freshchat, Genoo, GetResponse, Getsitecontrol, Glip, GloboMailer, Gmail, GoDaddy Website Builder, GoTo Webinar, Google Analytics 360, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Maps, Gravity Forms, GreenRope, Groove, HappyFox Chat, HelpCrunch, Heymarket, HubSpot Marketing Hub, INinbox, InTouch CRM, Infer, Instagram, Instapage, Interakt, Intercom, JivoChat, Jotform, Jumplead, Justuno, Klaviyo, Landingi, LeadFox, Lexicata, Lexity Live, LinkedIn for Business, LiveCall, LiveChat, LiveHelpNow, Lodgix, Mad Mimi, MailMunch, MailUp, Mailchimp, Mailchimp Transactional Email, MailerLite, Mailgun, Mailify, Mailigen, Mailjet, Mailrelay, Marketing Optimizer, Mautic, Message Mate, Meta for Business, Microsoft 365, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Viva Engage, Moosend, Net-Results, Netcore Email API, Nexternal, Octopush, Omnistar Affiliate, Opinion Stage, OptinMonster, PayPal, Pinpointe, Piwik PRO, Pixelshop, Pixlee TurnTo, Poptin, Post Affiliate Pro, Promo.com, Provide Support, Ptengine, Queue, QuickBooks Online, REVIEWS.io, ReachEdge, Rebrandly, ReferralCandy, Remarkety, RescueTime, Retainly, SALESmanago Marketing Automation, Salesforce Marketing Cloud Account Engagement, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Sarbacane, Sarv Email Marketing, Scoop.it, ScribbleLive, Sellfy, SendGrid, SendPulse, SendX, Sendloop, SessionCam, ShareASale, Shopify, Slack, SocialPilot, SocketLabs, Square Point of Sale, Stackla, StoreYa, Stripe, SugarCRM, Sumo, SurveyMonkey, Survicate, SwiftERM, Talkspirit, Tapfiliate, Tealium Customer Data Hub, Teamgate, Teamleader, Thinkific, Ticket Tailor, Tidio, Toky, Toonimo, Trello, TriggMine, Twilio, Twitter/X, Typeform, Unbounce, User.com, Userlike, VePlatform, VisitorTrack, Voucherify, Vtiger CRM, Weclapp, Welcome, Wigzo, Wishpond, Wistia, WooCommerce, Woobox, Woopra, Wrike, Wufoo, YellowSchedule, Yext, Yotpo, ZenDesk Chat, Zoho CRM, Zoho Campaigns, Zoho Forms, Zoho SalesIQ, Zoomph, bookingkit, edgar, emfluence Marketing Platform, iZooto, miniOrange, rapidmail, simplebooklet, vcita, zenloop

    WordPress offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, Chat

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